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[mahy-kuh l] /ˈmaɪ kəl/
a daughter of Saul, who became the wife of David. I Sam. 14:49; 18:27. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And with the help of his friend he laid his pretty Michal in that sad bed from which no one ever rises again till the last trump.

    Pretty Michal Mr Jkai
  • Saul said to Michal, "Why have you deceived me thus and let my enemy go?"

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • The idea of this story was subsequently expanded into the novel "Pretty Michal."

    Tales From Jkai Mr Jkai
  • Michal (runs and kneels before him): O my father, be not wroth at my song.

    Shorter Bible Plays Rita Benton
  • Then she whispered to Michal that to-day the young master was going to accomplish his masterpiece.

    Pretty Michal Mr Jkai
  • Saul's second daughter, Michal, was also secretly devoted to him.

  • How Michal's silk dress rustled as she walked along the streets!

    Pretty Michal Mr Jkai
  • The sublimest exercises of Davids soul Michal could have no sympathy with.

  • She thought it was an amulet against witchcraft; but Michal told her that it was only a talisman against the plague, nothing more.

    Pretty Michal Mr Jkai
Michal in the Bible

rivulet, or who as God?, the younger of Saul's two daughters by his wife Ahinoam (1 Sam. 14:49, 50). "Attracted by the graces of his person and the gallantry of his conduct, she fell in love with David and became his wife" (18:20-28). She showed her affection for him by promoting his escape to Naioth when Saul sought his life (1 Sam. 19:12-17. Comp. Ps. 59. See TERAPHIM ØT0003618). After this she did not see David for many years. Meanwhile she was given in marriage to another man, Phalti or Phaltiel of Gallim (1 Sam. 25:44), but David afterwards formally reclaimed her as his lawful wife (2 Sam. 3:13-16). The relation between her and David soon after this was altered. They became alienated from each other. This happened on that memorable day when the ark was brought up in great triumph from its temporary resting-place to the Holy City. In David's conduct on that occasion she saw nothing but a needless humiliation of the royal dignity (1 Chr. 15:29). She remained childless, and thus the races of David and Saul were not mixed. In 2 Sam. 21:8 her name again occurs, but the name Merab should probably be here substituted for Michal (comp. 1 Sam. 18:19).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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